Kirstin Maldonado Bio
Kirstin Maldonado (Kirstin Taylor “Kirstie” Maldonado) is an American singer and songwriter, and a member of the a cappella group Pentatonix, born on May 16, 1992. Maldonado together with Pentatonix, has released seven studio albums, won three Grammy Awards, and sold over six million albums.
Kirstin Maldonado Age
Born on May 16 1992 , Kirstin is 26 years old as of 2018.
Kirstin Maldonado Parents
She is the daughter of Angelica Maldonado a Spanish-Italian, and Michael Cisneros, a Mexican. Maldonado was raised by her mother in Arlington, Texas.
When she first expressed her wish to become a singer, Maldonado was only five years old. At the age of eight years, she sang at her mother’s wedding reception, ultimately convincing her mother to enroll her in voice lessons. With time she also got into theater and starred in several local productions. It was through the local theater community that Maldonado met Mitch Grassi, a future fellow Pentatonix member.
Maldonado went to Holy Rosary Catholic School, and later Martin High School. At Martin High School, she met Scott Hoying with whom she and Grassi would later form Pentatonix. The three friends created an a cappella trio and started getting attention around their school for their covers of popular songs. Maldonado graduated from Martin High School in 2010 and went to The University of Oklahoma where she was a Musical Theatre Performance major. She dropped out in order to form Pentatonix.
Maldonado was contacted in 2011, by her high school friend Scott Hoying who wanted to put together a group for NBC’s a cappella competition The Sing-Off. She agreed to join the group, which also included Mitch Grassi, another of her high school friends. Together, along with Avi Kaplan and Kevin Olusola, they formed the a cappella group Pentatonix. They entered and eventually won the third season of The Sing-Off.
They have since then released several albums and EPs, reached 13 million YouTube subscribers and over 2 billion YouTube views, and toured the world. Maldonado as a member of Pentatonix has won three Grammy Awards. Pentatonix won a Grammy on February 8, 2015, in the “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a cappella” category for their song “Daft Punk”, a medley of songs by Daft Punk. Pentatonix also won a Grammy in the same category, on February 15, 2016, this time for “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from their “That’s Christmas to Me” album and on February 12, 2017, they also won a Grammy in the “Best Country duo/group performance” category for “Jolene” which featured Dolly Parton.
In May 2014, Maldonado performed at the Hippodrome, London with the song “Never Neverland” together with Scott Alan .
Maldonado in January 2016, performed the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at the World Dog Awards in honor of the dogs who have played the role of Toto from the iconic story about The Wizard of Oz.
The a cappella group Voctave in February 2016, released the video “Disney Love Medley” which featured Maldonado and her fiance Jeremy Michael Lewis. In the video, the couple perform the songs “I See the Light” from Tangled, “You’ll Be in My Heart” from Tarzan and “Go the Distance” from Hercules with the members of Voctave providing the backing vocals. Maldonado, along with Grassi and Hoying, appeared in May 2016, in an episode of Bones titled “The Strike in the Chord”. She played the role of Liz Dervan, a member of the college a capella group “The Gingersnaps”.
Kirstin Maldonado Wedding | Jeremy Michael Lewis | Kirstin Engaged
She became engaged to Jeremy Michael Lewis, on May 29, 2016. The couple announced in 2017, that they would be postponing their wedding to work on certain unstated “issues”.
Kirstin Maldonado Injury – Kirstin Maldonado Foot Injury
She suffered a foot injury in early 2017 which led to her undergoing a surgery but she made a quick recovery and went back to work.
Kirstin Maldonado Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Kirstin Maldonado Tattoos
She has a vampire-inspired tattoo on the inside of her right ankle. The tattoo is a mouth with vampire fangs and little upside hearts instead of drops of blood.
She got this tattoo on October 13, 2017 as a Friday the 13th special from artist Romeo Lacoste.
Interview with the Vampire is one of her favorite movies. In an old tweet from back in 2012, she wrote “Interview with the Vampire will forever be the best vampire movie EVER. Or just movie in general.”
She also has music notes tattoo behind her ear, writing on her wrist, key on her ankle, moon on her wrist, writing, on her elbow, dog on her forearm, owl on her upper arm and rose on her finger.
Kirstin Maldonado Break A Little
Maldonado stated during an interview in February 2017,she would be releasing a solo project sometime in the spring. She officially released her first solo single, titled “Break a Little”, alongside a music video. Her debut EP L O V E was released on July 14, 2017. She released a collaboration with Play-N-Skillz titled “Hey Guapo” on August 31, 2017.
Kirstin Maldonado Cast
In 2018, she starred as Lauren in the Broadway musical Kinky Boots alongside singer Jake Shears and comedian Wayne Brady: The musical’s final performance took place on May 4, 2018.
Kirstin Maldonado Vocal Range
She is a mezzo-soprano, which means she can sing either as a soprano or an alto, she sings whistle notes like Mitch and has a range of 4 octaves from E3-B♭7.
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